Hey, what was that?…Oh, sorry…hello there, I am Ollie, by golly. They say I’m an Australian Cattle Dog mix, but I’ll be whatever, just as long as I know my next stop after this is for keeps in a nice new home. SOAR is the fourth stop in my short life of 7 months. It’s been a combination of changing life circumstances, hasty adoption decisions, and temporary arrangements – nothing much that I could control – that has been the cause of all of the upheaval. Well in spite of all this – Cattle Dog genes, youth, instability – the volunteers who have worked with me so far are saying I am quite social, and my leash habits keep getting better. I’ve already flashed my herding skills in the big yard with Lyla and she seemed to enjoy the attention. My first encounter with the yard cats was a pleasant one. You should come on out for a look. I think you’re going to like what you see!
Hello, everyone. My name is Sadie. Like Baylee, who moved out just as I was moving in, I am a female Beagle/Hound mix. I am 6 years old and just a little on the reserved side. I had to leave my old home after my human mom passed away, but not to worry, I am handling the change pretty well. I like kids and other dogs, and I’m really into running and playing fetch with any kind of ball — just ask Allie or Lyla, or some of the volunteers –they’ll tell you, once they’ve been able to catch their breath. I think I would be most happy getting lots of exercise while living with someone who is home with me most of the time. Please stop by for a visit. You’ll find me right next door to Kita.
Well, finally! I thought they’d never get around to this! So now here I am, Baby Bear, taking my turn in front of the SOAR camera. At about 2 years old now, I’m a much happier girl than I was when I got here last year thanks to a steady dose of socialization from some dedicated volunteers, and just about all the playtime I want with a really good bunch of kennel mates like Allie, Lyla, and the Fonz. I’m probably not quite where I need to be confidence wise yet, but in a recent 10-day stay in a foster home I felt pretty relaxed, proving to myself that I can settle into a home environment and adapt to new faces and new surroundings. I have to admit though that I did upset the two foster family dogs with my bossy nature and my need to be the center of everyone’s attention – chalk that up to the Border Collie in me I guess. Anyhow, I’m back here having fun with my pals again but I sure wouldn’t turn down another foster opportunity. Do you have a yard we can play ball in? If you have a pal for me to play with will he/she let me know who’s in charge in no uncertain terms? If your answers are “YES”, please call Cathy, the SOAR Director, at 457-6340. Thanks.
Kita? As in A-kita? Maybe even a dash of Corgi or a spot of Aussie? Whichever, a 3-year old boy am I with striking good looks and a sunny disposition to match, right Max? Max…Hey Max…Oh Max. Oh yeah, that’s right…Max, my old neighbor, got adopted a while ago. Well I sure hope some of that good fortune rubs off on me. Come on out and give me some belly rubs, or take me out for a spin–just hold on tight when we go past the cats!
Hey there. I am Lyla, a female boxer mix, about 3 years old. I am very athletic and don’t mind going to a home with humans who like to be active. A home with another friendly dog like me to run and play with would be right up my alley too, but when it’s time to take it down a notch, just say so. I will be all yours for a leisurely stroll. I am very smart too – I can sit, shake and give kisses. All these qualities and sweet to boot, yet over two years here and nobody seems to want me. I just don’t get it.
What’s Up?? I am Baby and I came to SOAR from Pender County Animal Services when they needed to displace all of us while they were having to renovate their shelter. I am a female Lab mix, spayed and up to date on my shots. About 6 years old, I have now spent over three of those years here at SOAR. Why? I can’t imagine it’s because I’m a silly girl, and because I love to run around with my squeaky toys and with the other dogs here, though I’m generally quite docile. Stop by for a visit. Take me for a walk. See if you can figure it out.
GUS & LIBBY
Hello everyone. I am Gus to the right with my sister Libby, enjoying an outing at the beach. A pair of abandoned Walker Hounds, we were rescued by SOAR over four years ago. Now we are 6 years old. We’ve made lots of good friends at SOAR over the years, but it would sure be nice to catch a break and connect with somebody who’ll love us 24-7 for the rest of our healthy lives. We are both sweet, laid back, get along good with other dogs, and are good with cats. We would love to find a home together, though we are not insisting on that. Could your home be the one?
DIXIE (formerly SPARKIE)
Hello. I am Dixie, a 7-8 year old female Lab/Pit mix, spayed and up to date on my shots. If I look familiar, it may be because you saw me on the back cover of PawPrints Magazine a couple of years back. I was Pet of the Month you see for 12 consecutive issues. A sweetie when I came to SOAR with my 3 babies in 2008, I am just as sweet today – as long as we are not talking cats, that is. One of my favorite things to do is to run after the ball, so a home sweet home with some space where I can really stretch out would be just the ticket for me. Won’t you give me the break I’ve been very patiently awaiting? I won’t disappoint.
They call me “The Fonz.” I arrived here in August 2013 from Animal Protective Services, a cute 5-year old male Beagle mix who should be hard for anybody to overlook. Well, time marches on, and my address is the same. I love playing ball — I’m quite a sight when I get my little legs going in full sprint. C’mon somebody, make my day. Come take me home!
Hi! I am Allie, a 4-year old Wirehaired Terrier mix. My past life caused me some anxiety for sure, but SOAR came to my rescue and my days seem a lot sunnier now, as I am pretty much a happy-go-lucky girl, chasing balls, going on walks, getting belly rubs, and getting brushed. Yes, I am enjoying the company of the volunteers, but my earlier experiences have left me a little jumpy sometimes – most often around men that I am not familiar with. Some of the dogs here I like, others not so much. Cats are definitely not my cup of tea. Please come out for a visit or two so we can really get acquainted. Then maybe we can go home???
Howdy, howdy — my name is Owen, and if I look a little familiar it might be because you just caught me on Facebook or on the SOAR page in the September PawPrints magazine. Would you believe I’m actually a bit camera shy? Anyway, I’m grateful for all of this face time and hoping it pays off for me. I’m a 6-year old Brindle Boxer boy who couldn’t stay with his family once a new baby had arrived. I really don’t understand because even though I’m a big guy at 80 pounds, I’m very sweet and lovable, and wouldn’t hurt a fly, or a cat, or another dog, or a little person. I do love washing faces though. I’ve been spending a lot of my time inside at SOAR acting like their office dog, so when you come out to greet me and I’m not out there in one of the kennels, please don’t panic. Hope to see you soon.
Well, I heard that SOAR was looking for a blonde to complement all of the brunettes they had, and so down the road they went to Animal Protective Services, and as luck would have it, there I was, and the search was over. Clancy’s my name and “kisses” is my game. I am a well mannered boy under 1 year old on a quest of my own for some new best friends. Call me medium size at about 45 or 50 pounds. Cats and other dogs are fine with me; why I’ve already had good play sessions with Kita and Lyla. Swing on by and check me out, and bring your pals for me to play with too.
KING (formerly SCRATCH)
(Yes JASPA – not Jasper)
*** ADOPTED ***
ZOEY (formerly ZION)
TARBY & HUSKER
***** ADOPTED *****